Just got my 95 zx6 painted. Just waiting on good weather now...
I'm trying to fix my 95 zx6...it makes a clacking gear to gear sound and won't turn over. I took the cover off and the starter is fine. The one way clutch spins one way and not the other which means its fine (I think). I did see that the idler gear fell right out when I took the case apart. The idler gear wasn't making contact with the clutch.
So my question is is the idler suppose to move back and forth? Or be stationary and just spin?
Did it damage anything when it got loose? Will the drivetrain turn? Maybe take the plugs out, put it in 1st & give it a push. Just to see if anything is in a bind. There also some schematics on bikebandit.com. Might show if something else is missing.
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Well I had it towed to my house got the battery charged and it fired right up. I turned it off to try it again and it started to make the noise again. Its very intermittent. No shavings no teeth missing. The one way clutch has play in it but is suppose to have some. Idk what the spec is. I was atty the cycle shop and they said that the clutch is probably the problem. if the play is excessive it might be walking the idler gear off the shaft so it don't make contact...idk
Originally Posted by jcwilliams
These photos are charging system, on the other side is the clutch and transmission in the middle. If you want to test your clutch with the engine off push your bike with the first gear and clutch and then release the clutch then your rear wheel must stop.